by Sheryl Tuorila, 2013

About the art

Two circular mosaics invite contemplation and reflection within library spaces, as the eye follows the winding “river” of multicolor stamped circles. Displayed in the Roosevelt meeting room, these pieces are the backdrop of every library event and community meeting, fitting for Tuorila’s flowing designs that evoke the connectedness of life.

Artist statement

The finished artwork functions as a stopping point for the viewer, allowing them to clear their mind for a moment and allow their eyes to meander through the individual tiles and experience the journey of color and shapes. Each time the work is approached, the viewer notices something new. The flowing designs remind me of how our lives, time and relationships to people, our work, and nature, flow. Many aspects of life are constantly blending and moving, taking us on a journey that in many ways can’t be controlled but still we persevere.

Funded by the Hennepin County Library One Percent for Art Program